Make the PCB

Find a supplier who produces the PCB from Gerber files. For example in Europe Multi Circuit Boards (MCB) is such a supplier.

Download the Gerber files from here and provide these to the supplier for production. The board size is approximately 55 x 51 mm.

Check the prices carefully because there might be good discounts for larger quantities. For example, at MCB 5 pieces cost exactly the same as one piece. So you might want to get a few more pieces and offer them on Ebay. Or you even check offers there before you place a production order. Producing 5 pieces at MCB costs about 50 € including tax and shipping costs (at time of writing).

There are 2 more files, you probalby don’t need them but I want to keep the package complete:

Bill of Materials

Here are the parts you need:

No. Material Quantity Picture Purpose
1 Header Pins 1×10 1 Arduino connection, higher digital I/O
2 Header Pins 1×8 2 Arduino connection: lower digital I/O and power
3 Header Pins 1×6 1 Arduino connection, analog pins
4 Header Pins 1×2 1 Jumper 3
5 Header Pins 2×3 2 A-axsis selector
6 Header Pins 2×4 1 Relay port
7 Jumper 3 A-axsis selector and jumper 3
8 Molex KK 254 RPC Vertical Header with Friction Lock, 4 pins 4 Connectors for stepper drivers
9 Molex KK 254 RPC Vertical Header with Friction Lock, 2 pins 10 Connectors for end switches, sensor and fault signal
10 Screw terminal, 2 pins 1 Power in, 15 – 36 V
11 Ceramic capacitor 100nF 10 Bebouncing and noise filtering of incoming signals (end switches, sensor, fault), 12V power regulator
12 Radial Electrolytic Capacitor, 100 µF, 63 V 1 12V power regulator
13 7812 Fixed Voltage Regulator, 1A Positive 1 12V power regulator
14 1N 4002 Diode 1 12V power regulator

Total cost of the parts is 3 to 5 €.

German readers: For your convenience I have made a shopping list to order the parts from Reichelt. Just click here: https://www.reichelt.de/my/1314946

Soldering

There are no SMD parts on this board so hand soldering works fine, but you need some experience with soldering of course. Just follow these pictures:

Done

You have built your Estlcam Shield. Now let’s see how to use it.

Or go back to Estlcam Shield for Arduino Uno.